Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, today, urged church leaders to engage the Government on issues concerning Guyana’s development. He made these remarks on the occasion of the Love and Faith World Outreach Ministry’s 30th Anniversary Service, held in the sanctuary of the church, Dennis Street, Turkeyen.
“I ask you to pray for our nation; that we grow from strength to strength and administer with truth and justice for all our people… Feel free to engage us, the Government, on issues of good governance, national development, and any other matter that you may deem important. ,” the State Minister said.
Minister Harmon noted the important contributions that religious organisations make to Guyana. “The past three years have not been easy as efforts to clean up the Augean Stables continue…In these efforts we have been truly blessed in many ways. One of the most important of which, was the support of the righteous in our society… You of the Love and Faith World Outreach Ministries have, along with other religious institution, continued to reach out, touch and heal, fully understanding that positive change in society has to start with the individual, then the family, then the community, and finally, the nation,” he said.
The Minister also spoke of the transformative influence that active churches have on Guyanese society. “Our Government has a vested interest in your success, because your success will result in an increase in goodness and righteousness in our society, in moral re-armament and national development and in lessening of social ills that affect us,” he said.
Minister Harmon congratulated leaders of Love and Faith World Outreach Ministries, Apostle Claude Brooks and Pastor Carole Brooks for 30 years of apostolic service in Guyana and wished them continued success in ministry.
The anniversary service, themed ‘Sons of God Arise’, featured multiple artistic performances of song, dance, and drama. The service was also attended by Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ms. Simona Broomes as well as pastors from denominations across Guyana, Suriname, France, and the United States of America.